JU Baseball Takes Another Hit


Photo by Austin Weaver

Thanks to another rainy weekend, the Men’s Baseball team took part in a Sunday double header. The Dolphins faced off against the Belmont University Bruins (18-10, 7-2 A-Sun).

Before the rain washed out Saturday’s game, JU and Belmont took to the field Friday to open the series. For the Dolphins, it was a feeling of déjà vu as they put together eight successful innings of baseball but destructed for one inning. Belmont would capitalize on the rough inning on their way to securing a 4-0 victory.

“One bad inning sunk us,” said Head Coach Terry Alexander. “We had some good hits but Belmont did a good job of keeping us contained.”

Freshman Alex McRae took the loss on the mound. The offense was headed by sophomore Zach Houck who went 2-3 with a double. The offense, however, was played all night by double plays and failed to get anything started.

When the rain let up and they resumed play on Sunday, the Bruins continued to use the big inning and ride good pitching on their way to two more victories. Wes Torrez (0-1) took the loss in game one Sunday. Dan Gulbransen lead the offensive attack, finishing a triple shy of the cycle.

In game three of the series, it was the closest yet. In a game that saw Adam Brett Walker II hit a 2-run home run to center field to pull the Dolphins on. The JU rally fell just shy, falling 4-3.

“The one big inning continues to haunt us,” Alexander said. “We shot ourselves in the foot during one inning in each game which resulted in the losses.”

The Dolphins continue their A-Sun play against conference power house Stetson University in DeLand beginning Thursday at 6:30 p.m.